AHEAD
Home/News
News Archive
2003 Forum
Working Groups
gltfca
kaza
great apes
zambia
namibia
Radio
Webcasts
podcasts
print
fmd
Links
2016 workshop
Phakalane Dec
Phakalane Workshop 2012
TFCAs and TADs
SADC
Pilansberg Res
Manhattan Principles
Contact
Cornell
WPC Abstracts and Multimedia
agenda abstracts biographies groups invitation launch proceedings

"Control Options for Human Sleeping Sickness in Relation to the Animal Reservoir of Disease"

Susan C. Welburn, K. Picozzi, J. Fyfe, E. Fèvre, M. Odiit,
M.C. Eisler and P.G. Coleman

To our knowledge, sleeping sickness has existed in SE Uganda for more than 100 years but little effort or resources have been applied to controlling the reservoir of the disease in domestic livestock or in wildlife. Control options have instead focused on controlling tsetse flies. Considering that the spot prevalence of T. b. rhodesiense, the human infective parasite in cattle, can be up to 18% in cattle in SE Uganda, while less than 1 in 1000 tsetse flies are similarly infected, it would seem appropriate to target interventions towards controlling the animal reservoir of disease. A recent survey in this region has shown 100% of village cattle positive for T. brucei over an 18 month period of surveillance. Since this parasite appears relatively non-pathogenic to Zebu cattle, the implications of cattle keeping for human health in this setting are serious.

 

welburn

Audio of presentation
(MP3, 12.4 MB)

Video of presentation (Quicktime):
Part 1 (30 MB)
Part 2 (32 MB)

PDF of slides

JPG Slideshow
(viewable online)

 

Biography for
Susan Welburn

Home/News | News Archive | IUCN 2003 World Parks Congress AHEAD Launch Forum

AHEAD Working Groups
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area | Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) | Great Apes | Zambia | Namibia

AHEAD on the Radio | AHEAD Webcasts | AHEAD Podcasts | AHEAD in Print | FMD Bulletin | Links | 2016 KAZA-AHEAD-FAO Workshop
Phakalane Declaration | 2012 SADC/AHEAD Phakalane Workshop | 2008 SADC Regional 'TFCAs & TADs' Forum | SADC Regional Biodiversity Strategy
Pilanesberg Resolution | Manhattan Principles | Contact

Copyright © 2004–2017 Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine